I’ve Never…

A couple weeks ago Mama Kat had a prompt about listing 22 things you have never done.Β  I liked the prompt because it reminded me of a drinking game we used to play in college, but didn’t have time for it when she posted it.Β  I decided to return to it today.

I’ve never…

  1. traveled outside the USA other than a couple times to Canada.
  2. taken illegal drugs
  3. gone bungee jumping
  4. failed a class
  5. broken a bone
  6. worn a team uniform
  7. eaten sushi
  8. run away from home
  9. gone on a “tropical” vacation (including resorts and cruises)
  10. enjoyed going over a bridge
  11. owned a dog
  12. cheated on anyone
  13. gone through a divorce (not me or my parents)
  14. had a daughter
  15. been in a tornado/hurricane/earthquake/other natural disaster
  16. had a pregnancy without issues
  17. been arrested
  18. run a race (I’ve walked one, though)
  19. felt ok about the way I look in a bikini
  20. had a surprise party thrown for me
  21. gone scuba diving
  22. been fired

So tell me…have you done anything on this list?Β  Or am I just a weirdo?Β  Wait, don’t answer that last part.

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. Oh chica, If this were the college version of I never (or the purity test) I would be that dirty girl you know. Oh. Right.
    1) I’ve been to 22+ countries
    2) I tried to smoke pot once – with my best friends ex-bf, she interrupted us during my first hit. I chased her out leaving the jerk and the bong behind forever.
    3) bungee jumping no – but skydiving yes
    I wont go through them all but I’ve done 16 of them.
    Maybe I’ll do my own list tomorrow… Thanks for the fun!

  2. 1) Canada, Mexico, China, Japan: when I go, I either go really close or really far, lol.
    5, 6, 7, 12…
    13) Not me or my parents, but both of THEM have been divorced, so I deal with all that…
    14, 15, 18, 19, 22

    I like these lists, they are so telling! I saw the prompt but never got around to doing my own list.
    As far as drinking games go, I once had a night away with some girlfriends and played “I’ve Never…”. Well, one of my friends? She’s done it ALL. It was hilarious! I think we all should play this at some point to get to know our friends a lot better. πŸ˜‰

  3. Andrew Groeneveld says

    Well i currently live in Germany so that one I’ve done. Ive ran a race, worn a team jersey, gone scuba diving, owned a dog, attempted to run away from home when I was like 6, and if it makes you feel better I don’t feel ok about the way I look in a bikini either. =]

  4. It’s easier to list the things I also haven’t done… 3, 6, 8, 13, 14, 17, 18, 21.

  5. This is a fun post:) I’ve done 10 of those things.

  6. I almost failed a class once thanks to the stupidity of a professor. I’ve tried sushi (gag). I’ve owned several dogs, but only a couple who were near and dear to me (I’m more of a dog person than a cat person, but I love both). Obviously, I have a daughter. Otherwise, I haven’t done the others!

  7. okay, why not just put the things that I have done:

    1, 2, 4, 5 (multiple times), 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19 (don’t ask)

    wow, it looks differnet when i do that form of a list.

  8. I have done 11 of the 22…just not gonna tell you which eleven…

  9. Fun.
    1. Dominican republic, mexico, grand cayman
    7. Just tried this year and LOVE.
    9. see #1
    15. All of those…in the past year…in the same city. Crazy
    16. Had an easy pregnancy
    18. Ran a bunch of races…got one Sunday!
    19. Back before my metabolism caught up with me
    20. Best friend for my 16th

  10. I’ve never even been to Canada…and I haven’t been fired either. I’ve always left my jobs voluntarily. That’s nice. πŸ™‚

    I’ve also never failed a class…kind of. I was doing REALLY poorly in French, so they let me drop it & switch to Sign Language in high school. Never got an actual grade though, so it counts!

  11. No bungees and no arrests, but “check” for the rest ;D

  12. 1. Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Germany, France, Italy, Poland, Drove through Austria
    2. Tried it once
    4. Failed Calculus 2 in college
    5. Broke my right wrist in middle school
    6. Played sports my entire schooling life.
    8. Tried to when I was in high school
    9. Went on a cruise to the Caribbean
    10. Well they don’t scare me πŸ˜‰
    11. I’ve owned a dog 16 out of the 21 years of my life.
    13. I’ve watched my parents go through a divorce when I was 4, and believe it or not, that is something you never forget.

    The others I have never done!

  13. 7,11,12,19…I haven’t done most of the things on this list, and some of them I actually want to! Here’s hoping to a summer in Prague/Japan this year…

  14. Clearly you need my help. I have plan that could let you cross off:
    #1, 2, 5, 7, 17, 21, and 22.

    Love this!!

  15. –Oh, My!
    Love your list.

    I smoked and inhaled.
    I’ve been outside the USA. (lived in England)
    I failed a class. (Driver’s Training)
    I’ve eaten Sushi (love it)

    NEVER thought I looked good in a bikini. πŸ™‚ xx

  16. Holy CRAP, I’m a freak.

    I’ve never gone bungee jumping or scuba diving and I never will. Probably.

    Looking back at old pictures, there actually was a time in my life when I looked good in a bikini. However, I didn’t know it at the time. Figures. Dammit! If I knew then what I know now, I would have spent a lot more time in that tiny little thing. {Sigh}

    Fun list! Thanks!